It’s not difficult to guess that Doom of Egypt is set in an Egyptian setting. As such, it is one of many Egyptian themed slots in the Play’n GO portfolio. You will be forgiven to think that you’ve seen it all before, though. Because you have.
The dead pharaohs have been taken directly from the Rise of Dead slot. The scarab scatter/wild and low-value card symbols from 10 to A, on the other hand, have been copied over from their Legacy of Egypt slot.
And the features have been cloned from Book of Dead.
Perhaps the background scene is a little different. It’s still nothing new, but it is set in a temple at night.
Nobody could accuse this slot of looking bad. It doesn’t. It’s still great-looking and the details are well-executed. But it is only a copy and therefore really lazy.
The scarab and Anubis are worth 500x our stake for a win of 5 on a payline. The three pharaohs are worth between 75x and 200x our stake for such a win.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 50.00 per spin.
Well, we’ve already given it away, the mechanics of this game have been cloned from the Book of Dead slot. That means, there isn’t anything happening in the base game aside from spinning the reels and hoping for the scarab to make an appearance.
The scarab is not just the wild in the game but also the scatter. Three of it anywhere on the reels will trigger 10 free spins.
Then one of the reel symbols will be randomly chosen to act as an expanding symbol during the free spins. They expand on the reels they land on as long as you get at least three of them. If the chosen symbol is one of the high-value symbols, two instances on the reel are enough.
Also, they will expand wherever they land on the reels and pay out as a scatter.
Usually, it’s possible to re-trigger the free spins.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Doom of Egypt is 96.21%, which is good value. This slot, however, is very volatile. That means you should budget carefully, if you want to play this long enough to hit the free spins.
Of course, knowing the mechanics of this slot well and the popularity of Book of Dead, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t play Doom of Egypt. If you like the theme, go for it. But do we really need another copy of this slot? No, we don’t. The game adds absolutely nothing new to the theme or to Play’n GO’s portfolio. That doesn’t mean it’s boring. It is simply redundant.
Play’n GO can do a lot better than this. There’s seriously no need to release a slot just to bolster their portfolio. They already have plenty of great slots that players love and they could have worked on something more worthwhile instead of scraping a few elements from other slots together and calling it a new one.
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